News ID: 195083
Published: 1014 GMT June 19, 2017

FM spokesman condoles with Portugal over lethal blaze

FM spokesman condoles with Portugal over lethal blaze

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Bahram Qasemi expressed deep sorrow on Monday over the recent deadly blaze in Portugal and condoled with the families of the victims.

At least 62 people were killed and dozens wounded in huge forest fires in central Portugal. Many of the victims died in their cars as they tried to flee the flames.

According to media reports, Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa described the blaze as “the greatest tragedy we have seen in recent years in terms of forest fires,” and warned the death toll could rise.

Three days of national mourning has been declared.

   
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